As the 2024 Presidential Election becomes increasingly more relevant, voters have shifted their attention to Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’s traveling as they eagerly await whether or not the Sunshine State’s governor will announce a 2024 presidential bid.
On Tuesday, April 12, news outlets reported Governor Ron DeSantis would be flying to Washington, D.C. on April 18 to meet with GOP and conservative leaders to discuss policy matters.
As further information came out over the past week, it seemed Ron DeSantis met with nine Republican conservative members of Congress, which has led many to speculate DeSantis might be gathering support on Capitol Hill.
“DeSantis is expected to be joined by a group that includes Wisconsin Rep. Mike Gallagher, Illinois Rep. Darin LaHood, and Rep. Randy Feenstra, who hails from the first-in-the-nation caucus state of Iowa. According to a copy of the invitation, other expected guests include Kentucky Rep. Thomas Massie and Texas Rep. Chip Roy, both of whom have endorsed DeSantis’ prospective presidential bid,” according to Politico.
DeSantis has been most notably hailed for his outstanding policy achievements and actions, which have massively boosted conservatism, especially social conservatism, in the Sunshine State.
Additionally, “America’s Governor” has gained recognition for his uncanny ability to shut down liberal media influence surrounding his administration. Quite impressively, DeSantis has also shown resilience to multiple media attacks and been smart enough to not provide biased media with any ammunition to attack him with.
Many speculate these to be the reasons why supporters will pick the Florida governor over former President Donald Trump in the 2024 Presidential Election.
DeSantis nominee supporters on Capitol Hill echoed this sentiment, explaining while they would not mind seeing Trump as president again, they would rather see DeSantis get to the Oval Office:
“We’d be happy with Trump as president as well. We just think that Ron would be a better candidate to be president,” according to Axios.
However, DeSantis’ visit with congressional politicians in Washington, D.C. and its implications have sparked concern over how former President Trump would react to having a primary challenger.
A vast majority of Republicans have not yet voiced their presidential candidate preference for the Republican primary, let alone their candidate preference for the Republican nomination of the 2024 Election.
Some, such as Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY), have sided with Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) in endorsing DeSantis, citing if the Florida governor decides to announce his presidential run, “he believes there will be ‘too many of us who endorse DeSantis for there to be backlash’ from Trump,” according to Axios.
Sources from Politico have reported DeSantis will visit South Carolina, New Hampshire and even Israel by the end of the month, according to members of DeSantis’ political team.
If the purpose of these visits is true, DeSantis could prove to have a very decent chance at winning the 2024 Presidential Election.
With multiple members in Congress open to endorsing a Republican candidate, “America’s Governor” could gather a large support base among the GOP.
One thing is for certain, Ron DeSantis has been known to not only unite Republicans, but common sense Independent voters have also shown support for him in Florida.
The Sunshine State’s governor has been able to defeat disastrous liberal culture policies and defend himself against cheap media attacks, keeping his image intact. DeSantis is level-headed, meticulous; his policies are long term, effective and populist, which is exactly what America needs for 2024, making DeSantis the prime candidate not only for the GOP, but Independents as well.
Now, all DeSantis has to do is grow his base if he is to announce a presidential run, which if anyone knows the Florida governor, furthering his success should be quite the easy task.